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Historic

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Ilyushin Il-18

Known to NATO as the ‘Coot’, the Il-18 gave Aeroflot its first practical four-turboprop airliner when it entered service on 20 April 1959 — and became known for its signature smoke trails

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AEROPLANE DATABASE: Martinsyde Elephant

Emerging in 1915, Martinsyde’s new biplane was a useful multi-purpose machine

Restoring an RCAF Hurricane for Calgary

Hurricane XII RCAF 5389 rolls out for engine runs at Wetaskiwin, Alberta

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Rumble in the Jungle

Waging a hard-fought guerrilla war in its African colonies, Portugal faced a gap in combat aircraft capability ...

Eurofighter Typhoon DA4 on its way to Newark

The Imperial War Museum (IWM) is set to transfer Eurofighter Typhoon DA4 ZH560 to Nottinghamshire’s Newark Air Museum.

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Military

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Everything you need to know about the B-21 Raider ahead of its roll-out

The USAF's new long-range strategic stealth bomber, the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider, is set to reshape the service's global strike force later this decade. We reveal what is known so far about this next-generation bomber ahead of its formal roll-out next year

USAF activates 418th TES at Davis-Monthan

A NEW US Air Force trials unit, the 418th Test and Evaluation Squadron (TES), has been activated at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.

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COVID-19 forces Swiss Cougars to depart Leeming early

The detachment of three Schweizer Luftwaffe (Swiss Air Force) Eurocopter AS532UL Cougars at RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire, have packed up much earlier than expected and head back home to Switzerland due to the latest variant of COVID-19 crisis ongoing in Europe

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Commercial

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Airport Movements

A round-up of notable aircraft visiting UK airports. ...

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Foxhound to the Fore

The Mikoyan MiG-31 Foxhound may be a Cold War design, but upgrades...

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CIVIL NEWS

Paris Air Show 2019 As always, Paris attracted a range of...

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‘Square D’ B-17s

US BOMBER SPECIAL Of all the 8th Air Force Bomb Groups to...

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Turkish Delivery

An initial Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from Turkish Airlines’ March...

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Flight Simulation

Spitfire Coming to FSW

Following the Curtiss P-40F Warhawk, BlueSky Flight Simulations...

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Just Flight’s Stinson L-5 Sentinel

The 'Go Anywhere' Aircraft

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Challenging Airports - Aosta, Italy (LIMW)

For the first time in his Challenging Airports series, Chris Frishmuth heads to Italy and the scenic Aosta Valley in the heart of the Alps.

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Upcoming Events

Helitech Expo

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London, United Kingdom

Helicopter trade show.

ILA Berlin

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Schönefeld, Germany

The event website states: "ILA Berlin features the entire value chain and every tier of the aerospace industry, from Aviation, Space and Defence & Support, to Advanced Air Mobility and the Supplier sector."

19 Wing Comox Air Show

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Comox, Canada

Royal Canadian Air Force airshow

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."